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Standard User FRS_Plunderer
(experienced) Tue 31-May-11 15:46:01
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BT Home Hub 3 - MAC Address


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Anyone know anyway I can change this? (WAN facing mac address if the HH3 has a different one facing the internal network)
Standard User MHC
(legend) Tue 31-May-11 17:41:02
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Why?





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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 31-May-11 18:08:10
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Making a guess they are trying to use the HH3 as a cable router (which you can do, as it has an Ethernet AND ADSL2+ WAN port.

The ethernet port used in FTTC/P installs.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 31-May-11 18:14:34
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HH3 has 4 ethernet, 1 ADSL and 1 Infinity port.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Tue 31-May-11 18:20:49
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I'm always suspicious when someone wants to change a MAC address or similar.

And is there a need to do so in this case? Surely the MAC address is not relevant to the WAN unless needed for "registration" of the device.





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Edited by MHC (Tue 31-May-11 18:22:13)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 31-May-11 18:33:17
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The Infinity port is just a WAN Ethernet port

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 31-May-11 18:39:55
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Maybe he's "Plundered" it and doesn't want it traced tongue. (Note his nick).

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Standard User FRS_Plunderer
(experienced) Tue 31-May-11 18:56:41
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Damn people! always so suspicious? lol

Its for a mate - his cable router's overheating and shutting down for some reason and my HH3 is knocking around spare (decided to stick with my 2700hgv).

So toying with giving it a go but I'm not too clued up on cable and last I heard you needed to either spoof the mac address of the router to match whatever the cable modem was connected to originally - either that or call Virgin up with the new mac address.

So yeah without looking tooo dodgy any advice welcome.

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Standard User FRS_Plunderer
(experienced) Tue 31-May-11 20:15:26
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just noticed the google search box... see they ditched mac address checks years ago so in theory this should be pretty straight forward unless there are some sort of ISP locks/checks on the HH3.

Well i'll take a trip over there tomorrow and try this out.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 01-Jun-11 09:14:48
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If it proves sticky in getting the IP address, switch off the cable modem for a couple of minutes and then try again.

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